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Africa, C.I.A, DR Congo, USA

A LEADER MURDERED BY THE CIA: PATRICE LUMUMBA ‘Video’

https://youtu.be/vYv7UYKNPzo ASSASSINATED JANUARY 17, 1961 It could be because so many of them have been assassinated. The story of Patrice Lumumba, murdered by the connivance of US and Belgian intelligence agencies which then turned the Congo over to a savage dictator…to make it easier to loot the country. Patrice Émery Lumumba was a Congolese politician and independence leader who served as the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo) from June until September 1960. He played a significant role in the transformation of the Congo from a colony of Belgium into an independent republic. Ideologically an African nationalist and Pan-Africanist, he led the Mouvement National Congolais (MNC) party from 1958 until his ass...
DR Congo, Russia

Russia’s Military Deal with the Congo Republic Completes Its African “Corridor of Influence”

NOVANEWS By Andrew Korybko Global Research Russia’s dispatch of specialists to the Congo Republic (Congo-Brazzaville) in order to maintain military equipment completes Moscow’s plan of creating a corridor of influence across the continent from the Sudanese Red Sea coast to the Congolese Atlantic one via the Central African Republic, which therefore greatly increases the chances that it’ll ultimately succeed with its 21st-century grand strategy of becoming the supreme Afro-Eurasian “balancing” force in the New Cold War. The “African Transversal” Most observers missed it because it wasn’t given much media attention at the time, but Russia and the Congo Republic (Congo-Brazzaville, henceforth referred to simply as the Congo) signed an important deal last week for dispatching speciali...
DR Congo

DRC President Tshisekedi pardons about 700 political prisoners

NOVANEWS President Felix Tshisekedi has moved to free many opposition figures jailed by his predecessor Joseph Kabila. Tshisekedi signed the decree, fulfilling a promise he made earlier this month to do so during his first 100 days in office [Jerome Delay/AP] DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO WHO: Deadly plague breaks out on Uganda-Congo border DRC's Bemba seeks $77m in compensation from ICC 'It breaks my heart': WHO chief decries raid on DRC Ebola centre DRC: Ebola treatment centre attacked again; one killed Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) new President Felix Tshisekedi on Wednesday pardoned about 700 political prisoners who were jailed under his predecessor. Tshisekedi signed the decree, fulfilling a promise he made earlier this month to do so during his f...
Africa, DR Congo

An Off-the-Record Genocide: Global Resource Extraction Economy Destroys DR Congo Indigenous Groups

NOVANEWS By Deborah S. Rogers Truthout   On April 27, 2017, a hapless cow wandered off-course during a seasonal cattle drive in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and ended up over the campfire of some Indigenous hunters. The traditional lands of these groups (Batwa and related groups) are routinely trampled by cattle, cut for old-growth timber, or grabbed for mineral resources including diamonds and coltan — generally illegally. As their wild game diminishes from these impacts, the Batwa have come to view cattle as fair game.  The cattle herders followed their cow’s tracks, and upon learning her fate, agreed to share the meat with the Batwa. But when they returned to their village, a local self-appointed “defense militia” was infuriated, returning to kill and mutilate ei...